Based in Washington, David Gura is a senior reporter for Marketplace, the public radio business and economics program, and since 2013, he also has been the show’s primary substitute host.

During his tenure at Marketplace, Gura has filed dispatches from the White House, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court. He has covered the implementation of healthcare and financial reform, and he has been a trusted guide to listeners through countless political crises, including budget battles, showdowns and shutdowns.

Gura has also traveled widely. After the financial crisis, he reported on the economic recovery, and ahead of the 2012 and 2014 elections, he spent a lot of time talking to Americans in places that were both electorally and economically unique. In 2013, after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn., he spent several months as the lead reporter on a series called “Guns and Dollars,” about the U.S. firearms industry.

Previously, Gura worked at NPR, first as an editor and a producer, then as a reporter for The Two-Way, its breaking news blog. In addition, he regularly contributed to NPR’s flagship news magazines, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. His writing  reviews and reportage  has been published by The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Columbia Journalism Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review.

Gura’s work has been recognized by the National Press Foundation, the National Constitution Center, and the French-American Foundation. In 2012, he was awarded a Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship, and he has been invited to participate in seminars at Stanford University and Dartmouth College, among other universities.

An alumnus of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Gura received his bachelor’s degree in history and American studies from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., where he also played the fiddle in an old-time string band called The Dead Sea Squirrels. He spent a semester in La Paz, Bolivia, at 12,000 feet above sea level, studying political science at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés and the Universidad Católica Boliviana.

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Features by David Gura

Super committee running out of time

With just five days left before the Wednesday deadline to figure out how to cut the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion, the super committee hasn't been able to agree on where to get the $1.2 trillion. Some say all they've come up with so far is gimmicks offering no real solutions.
Posted In: super committee

Where family ends for super committee and budget cutters

One idea of President Obama's that both parties have taken up is that government has to live within its means, just like families do. But the economics of a government are very different from those of a family.
Posted In: Supercommittee, Joint Deficit Reduction Committee

EU and NBA face similar plight

The European debt crisis and the National Basketball Association lockout are being played in vastly different arenas, but the game is pretty much the same.
Posted In: NBA, Europe debt crisis

How firm is the super committee's debt deadline?

Europe isn't the only one with debt concerns -- the U.S. has a deadline in two weeks to figure out a way to cut down our own deficit. But that deadline might not be too firm.
Posted In: Washington

Supreme Court to decide on fate of Obama health care law

The Supreme Court meets today to decide on the fate of a number of cases. Among them is the suit surrounding the legality of the Affordable Care Act.
Posted In: Health

Republican hopefuls tackle questions of Europe

Thus far, the Obama administration has not done much regarding the situation in Europe. But as shown in last night's Republican debate, the crisis could soon be a hot-button domestic issue.

Republican presidential candidates on euro debt crisis

During the Republican debate on Wednesday night, candidates voiced their opinions on the ongoing problems in Europe.

FCC announces $4 billlion to bring Internet to low-income families

The Federal Communications Commission is announcing a $4 billion plan today to help bring cable and computer companies together to provide low-cost Internet connections.

President Obama to unveil plan for unemployed veterans

The unemployment rate among veterans back from Iraq and Afghanistan got worse last month, despite the overall jobs market improving slightly.
Posted In: Jobs

In tough times, Warren Buffett keeps investing big

While the global economy is still in a rough spot, Warren Buffet poured almost $24 billion into investments last quarter, the most in at least 15 years.
Posted In: Investing

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